|Nevada Literacy Resource Sites - 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy|
The web site is a pdf. file of the actual 2003 publication, with all charts, data and contact information.
In 1992, the National Center for Educational Statistics' National Institute for Literacy conducted the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) to determine the state of literacy in the nation. That survey was part of the 1998 "State of Literacy in America Report." In 2003, the NAAL again conducted the national survey and titled it "Literacy in Everyday Life -- Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy." The survey was based on an assessment instrument responded to by approximately 19,000 adults. It defined literacy and presented survey results at the national level, though not aggregated by state. The 2003 report also includes longitudinal analyses comparing the 2003 version to the earlier comprehensive report. The NAAL provides a workable definition of "Literacy."
This is an excellent, valid, and reliable resource that can be used to describe the impact of non-literacy. It gives specific information in such areas as:
While not specific to Nevada, the data should generally be able to be extrapolated to a Nevada- based environment with no loss of integrity and can be used effectively for comparison purposes.